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What’s On…

Highland Archive Service offers a range of activities and events for all ages across our four archive centres and online. Find out what’s on and how you can join in…

We do not charge for most of our activities and events, but Highland Archives Service is a charity and we rely on your donations to support our work. If you would like to make a donation to any of our archive centres, or our history and heritage website Am Baile, click on a button below to take you to our donation pages.

Thank you for your support.

Family History Classes

Do you want to learn how to discover who your ancestors are?

Join us in person or over Zoom for a block of four classes running weekly from the 30th and 31st of January 2024. 

Classes will cover subjects including: statutory records, census records, church records, memorial inscriptions, wills and testaments, and archive records.  

Online classes start on Tuesday the 30th of January at 7pm-9pm. 

In person classes start on Wednesday the 31st of January at 10am-12pm. 


For further information please email:  [email protected] 

Angus Og and the Exhibition

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre are delighted to host a brand new exhibition of Angus Og Cartoons. The Angus Og: Out of the Archives Exhibition features specially selected cartoons alongside information about the life and work of the cartoon’s creator, Ewen Bain. The exhibition space has been designed to spark reflection and discussion about Island/Highland life and futures whilst embodying the fun and creative approach taken by Ewen Bain in the development of the fictional island of Drambeg. It is suitable for all ages and includes plenty of opportunities for people to get creative in the maker- spaces or with the dressing up box, to share their own experiences and to laugh along with the adventures of Angus Og!

For further information please call Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre on 01478 614078 or email [email protected] 

What's On... August to December 2023

Archive Afternoons

Joint the archive team at Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives every Wednesday to explore the past, reminisce with friends and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit. Each week archives from our collections will be on display in the public searchroom.

Everyone is invited to come and explore. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available in The Hub at the front of the building, alongside displays of digitised vidoes and photographs showing Caithness in the past. 

For further information please call Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives on 01955 602 444 or email [email protected] 

Archive Afternoons

From the 18th October onwards, the Lochaber Archive Centre will be launching its own monthly Archive Afternoons. These afternoon’s will give the public the opportunity to learn something new, chat with staff and other visitors, and interact with our collections in a fun and informal atmosphere.

Everyone is invited to come and explore the fascinating history of Lochaber and its surroundings.  

For further information please call Lochaber Archive Centre on 01397 701 942 Archives or email us at [email protected] 

Online Exhibitions

Our online exhibitions are curated by our archive teams from all four archive centres. Using our rich and varied collections, the exhibitions cover an array of topics from The Battle of The Braes to the history of modern education in Scotland. To explore our online exhibitions click on any image below.

Regular Features

Learn With Lorna

Learn With Lorna, our series of short films about the documents in our collections, is broadcast weekly on Facebook with all films subsequently made available on the High Life Highland YouTube channel.  

All the films to date can be found here.